Smoked salmon & avocado terrines

Smoked salmon & avocado terrines

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(39 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins


Serves 8
A light, elegant make-ahead starter to ease you into the Christmas Day blow-out, or to kick off a dinner party menu

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal330
  • fat22g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre0g
  • protein18g
  • salt3.67g
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  • sunflower oil, for greasing
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 300g and 150g pack thinly sliced smoked salmon
  • 100g pack Chevre or other mild goat's cheese, broken into small pieces
  • 3 tbsp snipped chives
  • 3 large ripe avocados, peeled, stoned and finely chopped



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • sweet chilli sauce, for drizzling
  • salad leaves and vinaigrette, to serve


  1. Lightly oil 8 small ramekins. Line with cling film, then the salmon (either 1 large or 2 smaller slices), allowing plenty of overhang.

  2. Gently mix together the cheese, chives and avocado with the lemon juice and plenty of seasoning. Spoon into the salmon-lined ramekins, press down, fold over the overlapping salmon, then cling film to seal in the mixture. Can be made the night before, but if making on the day they should be chilled for at least 4 hrs.

  3. On the day, gently lift the terrines out of the ramekins using the cling film, then remove the film. Place the terrines on plates with some baby salad leaves tossed in a little vinaigrette. Drizzle the terrine and plate with sweet chilli sauce. Serve on their own or with toast.

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22nd Oct, 2011
Can this be made with the addition of prawns made up to two weeks beforehand and frozen? All help gratefully received.
14th Sep, 2011
Have a dinner party coming up soon, this sounds brilliant. I will be making this!!.
14th Sep, 2011
Have a dinner party coming up soon, this sounds brilliant. I will be making this!!.
11th Jun, 2011
Very impressive looking starter for a dinner party & tastes lovely! I received many compliments from my guests when I served this for the first time! Even though my husband dislikes chevre, I just reserved a small amount of filling (minus the chevre) & added Danish Blue cheese instead, just for him - & he loved it!
16th May, 2011
oops forgot to rate the recipe
16th May, 2011
Made this yesterday for a dinner party last night, I substituted the goats cheese for Feta and made one with serano ham as one friend doesn't like salmon. everyone loved it. I will certainly be making this again.
19th Mar, 2011
Lookes and tastes great! Made it for lunch with friends and everyone loved it!
29th Dec, 2010
Huge success for something so unbelievably easy - even better that it can be made the night before. (I also chopped some prawns into the mix) Will certainly make again.
21st Oct, 2010
I made this recently for a special dinner party - it was very easy to make and really delicious; very mild and creamy. I was a bit worried as one of my guests isn't over keen on goat's cheese but this struck just the right note. I'll definitely make it again.
12th Oct, 2010
This worked really well. I made it the evening before the dinner party. It looked and tasted excellent. Will certainly make again.


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